July 2021

July 2021

Lately I can’t remember what happened in the morning. Let’s see whether I can remember July! First, some arts and crafts. Linus constructed this phone. I’m not sure how he knows about “old fashioned” (yes, really) handsets, but he really…

June 17 to July 1, 2021

June 17 to July 1, 2021

Who’s happy it’s summer? Linus! We finally found the courage to take an entire week off and disappear! This time it was the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We tried a hike but the kids weren’t really interested. On the…

Electricity by Linus

The current pedagogy says that kids should practice writing without regard for spelling. I like it! Unfortunately when presented with his work, I have to work fast and hard to make sense of it so I can admire it. I…

Teeny Toothbrush Robot

Linus has been taking a class this week on circuit design. At first he was mad at me for making him go to school after school is out for the summer, but he’s been enjoying all of the projects. Each…

April to June in a Flash

Here’s another one-second look at each of our days in the last few months.

Summer Sillies

Summer Sillies

It’s hot! It’s incredibly hot. But we’re getting by. Linus has new shoes, and he’s very happy. He’s wearing them to his summer circuit design class. Yesterday he made a little game using copper wire, a light, and a watch…

April, May, and June 2021

April, May, and June 2021

Another big post to make up for not posting random little photos the last few months. With things slowly getting back to normal (at least around here), maybe we’ll be out and about more. It’s hard to tell because of…

A Day at the Esplanade

A Day at the Esplanade

Way back in April, Yen took the kids to the Esplanade during a school break. I’m sad that I missed such a beautiful day. I think the kids started to get a little tired of posing. They brought their bikes,…

Fine Art

Fine Art

The Bedford schools usually do an art show at the end of the year. This year’s is virtual because of the panny. Here’s Linus’s submission:

A Very Generous Tooth Fairy

Today at school Linus’s teacher noticed that one of his front teeth was missing. She asked him whether the tooth fairy came to visit. Yen and I are the sort of liberal dreamers who don’t do tooth fairy or Santa…

Jack o’ Lantern!

After a few months of hanging on, Linus finally let us remove his loose tooth. Its friend needs to come out too, but we’ll get there.

Family Run

Family Run

The parents’ organization for Bedford schools usually holds a run in the spring to raise money. Last year it was cancelled outright, but this year they decided to make it a virtual event. We got our tickets and the shirts…

Burpee Tutorial

Mina is always enthusiastic for exercise, but Linus often plays trains while we all work out. So I was very excited a few days ago when he asked her to teach him to do burpees, and then wanted to record…

Pilot and co-pilot

Pilot and co-pilot

Wondering if I should start an Instagram called “Manatees: they’re just like us.”

Linus <3 hubcaps

Linus began collecting hubcaps about a month ago. He asks us daily to go on a hubcap hunt with him – which means driving around looking for abandoned hubcaps. What does he do with them? We’re actually not opposed to…